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Waterloo Meadows Holiday Playclub

Due to the latest government guidance regarding school closures and the need to support key workers, Reading Play will be running Waterloo Meadows Holiday play club childcare service for key workers only. We will not be running Green Park or The Hill play club until further notice in the holiday periods to allow the service to support provision for key workers at Waterloo Meadows. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Play refunds and credits

We will be issuing refunds or credits for future clubs depending on your preference. We will be contacting parents with existing bookings and we encourage parents to email us at for advice or further information.

We offer full childcare Monday to Friday throughout half terms, Easter and Summer holidays across the year. We work on a one to eight staff to child ratio.

Children attending a full day or short day should bring a packed lunch.

Day to day activities include art and crafts, games and sports; such as create a cuddly toy, magnet designs, painting, drawing, modelling and colouring activities. Children are welcome to take home the work they produce. We play indoor and outdoor group games, and sports such as football, badminton and tennis. We always provide a quiet area, which is a place for children to relax and read books.

In Easter and Summer holidays we provide additional specialist activities for the clubs. Some recent examples include, circus skills, archery, exotic animals, climbing wall and go-karts.

We also organise trips out to museums, parks, cinema, and the theatre. These trips will require additional costs if your child wishes to attend.

We hope this gives you an idea of what you and your child/ren can expect from us, please feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

Childcare Voucher Details

Childcare Voucher Company Account Reference
Allsave 955484
Apple 955484
Busy Bees Benefits 955484
Care4 67520617
Childcareplus 955484
Computershare 8030861
Edenred P20150630
Fideliti 955484
Kiddivouchers 955484
RG Childcare 955484
Sodexo 163040
Salary Exchange 955484

Tax Free Childcare
We now accept Tax-Free Childcare payments for sessions at our Holiday Playclubs. For more information, please visit the Tax-Free Childcare section of the Reading Play website.

Children Requiring Additional Support
Reading Play operate mainstream settings and may need to limit places based on our ratio requirements. If a SEND is highlighted in our booking process we may request an Additional Support Form to be completed prior to attending the setting. This allows the teams to make a judgement and communicate with the parent on what support we could provide. The Additional Support Form can be found under 'Documents' on this page.

Who to contact

0118 937 2632 - Pre-Bookings
0784 127 1913 - On Site Bookings
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Katesgrove Childrens Centre
Elgar Road North, Off Berkerley Avenue

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Monday 08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30
Thursday 08:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 17:30

Other Details


£22.00 - Full Day - 8:30am to 5:30pm | £18.00 - Short Day - 8:30am to 3:30pm | £11.00 - AM Session - 8:30am to 1:00pm | £11.00 - PM Session - 1:00pm to 5:30pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Experience with
Please contact provider to discuss individual needs.

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Date updated

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Intending to provide 30 Hours?

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 17:30
Thursday 08:30 17:30
Friday 08:30 17:30

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
14/04/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
28/05/2015Inspection (Early Years Register)Inadequate
16/10/2015Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Requires Improvement
28/09/2016Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.